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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Too often people are mistaken that the term ‘Domestic Violence’ is limited to physical abuse. However, domestic violence behaviour includes when another person you are in a relationship with:

  • is physically or sexually abusive to you, or
  • is emotionally or psychologically abusive to you, or
  • is economically abusive to you, or
  • is threatening, or
  • is coercive, or
  • in any other way controls or dominates you and causes you to fear for your safety or wellbeing or that of someone else

Examples of this type of behaviour include:

  • injuring you or threatening to injure you – punching, strangling you, grabbing your throat, pushing, slapping, pulling your hair or twisting your arms
  • repeatedly calling, SMS texting, or emailing you or contacting you on your social networking site without your consent
  • damaging (or threatening to damage) your property eg punching holes in the walls or breaking plates
  • stalking or following you or remaining outside your house or place of work
  • monitoring you (unauthorised surveillance) including reading your text messages, your email account, your internet browser history, your social networking site
  • putting you down or make racial taunts
  • holding you against your will
  • forcing you to engage in sexual activities without your consent
  • getting someone else to injure, intimidate, harass or threaten you, or damage your property
  • threatening to commit suicide or self-harm to scare you
  • threatening you with the death or harm of another person
  • threatening to withdraw their care of you if you don’t do something
  • coercing you to give them your social security payments
  • forcing you to sign a power of attorney to them against your will so that they
  • manage your finance
  • threatening to disclose your sexual orientation to your friends or family without your consent.

At Michelle Porcheron Lawyers, we firmly believe that everyone has the right to live without fear of violence or abuse. If you are experiencing and are victim to any of the above points, we are able to assist you with your Domestic Violence by applying for a domestic violence order to help stop the violence and applying for an urgent temporary protection order.

A domestic violence order sets limits on the behaviour of the person whom is acting violently. Once the order has been made, it is unlawful for the violent person to breach the order.

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